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Curry Up Now Acquires Fellow Fast-Casual Indian Chain Tava Kitchen

A curry coup in the quick service Indian space Fast-casual Indian restaurant and food truck chain Curry Up Now has snapped up competitor Tava Kitchen, another growing Bay Area chain. The official news of the buyer [Read entire story]

SF Supervisor Initiates Sequence to Ban Food Delivery Robots

Citing sidewalk safety and job loss A member of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors really doesn’t want his food delivered by robots and is proposing legislation to ban the nascent drone food delivery industry from [Read entire story]

Pet a Rat and Sip Coffee at SF’s New Rodent Cafe

It’s an authentic big city experience Somebody call the health department: A squeal-inducing, bizarro version of the cat café trend, a new pop-up called The Black Rat Café, is headed to San Francisco. Whereas KitTea [Read entire story]

D.C.’s Chickery Headed to Palo Alto and more A.M. Intel

Grocery Outlet security guard threatens customer, Scarlet Lounge opens in the Inner Richmond Chicken chain bound for Palo Alto The Chickery, a Washington, D.C.-based rotisserie and fried chicken franchise, plans to open [Read entire story]

The 2017 Outside Lands Bougie Food Lineup Includes Marlowe Burgers, Little Star Pizza

Once again it will easily be the foodiest music festival in the country because: San Francisco. [ more › ] [Read entire story]

Reem’s California Brings the Arab Corner Bakery Home to Fruitvale

Reem’s California launched two years ago as a food stand serving traditional Arab street foods — now, it has opened as a bright new brick-and-mortar restaurant in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood. Meanwhile its [Read entire story]

Bar Tartine Chefs’ Experimental Mission Restaurant to Change Gears

Becoming a Central European restaurant called Duna Cortney Burns and Nick Balla, the longtime chef duo behind now-closed Bar Tartine, are taking what they’ve learned from their temporary, experimental restaurant Motze [Read entire story]

Foxsister Will Bring Korean Drinking Food to the Mission this Fall

To pair with soju slushies and beer by the pitcher Chef Brandon Kirksey has snapped up a Mission District space for Korean restaurant and bar Foxsister. The location at 3161 24th Street between Shotwell and South Van [Read entire story]

Get Excited for the Full Outside Lands Food Lineup for 2017

Plus tons of beer, wine, chocolate, and more Outside Lands, SF’s biggest music festival with arguably the country’s best food lineup, is now just a few months away, which means it is time to start talking food. This [Read entire story]

Former Delfina And Locanda Chef Anthony Strong Launches Delivery-Only Restaurant, Young Fava

Former Delfina And Locanda Chef Anthony Strong Launches Delivery-Only Restaurant, Young Fava

"I want takeout and delivery to be a bit more approachable and fit into people's lives rather than popping open some weird creepy container and being embarrassed by its presence." [ more › ] [Read entire story]

Blue Bottle Blocked From Lower Haight Because It’s a Chain

It won’t move into the former Bean There cafe space With 34 locations from Hayes Valley to Tokyo, Oakland-based Blue Bottle Coffee has grown from Bay Area upstart to corporate outsider in its own backyard. At least [Read entire story]

Grocery Café Will Drop Tea Leaf Salads on Jack London Square on May 29

It’s a much bigger space this time Grocery Cafe, the popular, low-key Burmese restaurant, will open its doors in a tony new location in Jack London Square, a vastly different neighborhood than its first iteration in a [Read entire story]

The First Word on China Live From Michael Bauer Is Here

Also: Pete Kane asks “where’s the beef?” at Hitachino Beer & Wagyu China Live Michael Bauer is ready to voice his opinion on China Live, “the Eataly of Chinese food,” this week and discovers the $20 million [Read entire story]

Ice Cream-Filled Donuts From Milkbomb Drop This Week and More A.M. Intel

Cease & Desist sold, henry Chung remembered, and more novelty desserts. Milkbomb arriving in Potrero This is not a drill. Milkbomb is about to hit San Francisco with a new novelty food item: Donuts improbably stuffed [Read entire story]

This Week In SF Food: Boxing Room Turns Spanish, Speakeasy Brewing Lives On, And More

This Week In SF Food: Boxing Room Turns Spanish, Speakeasy Brewing Lives On, And More

Also, Castro Fountain is open, Michael Bauer reviews China Live, and Chris Ying raves about El Molino Central. [ more › ] [Read entire story]

The Sandwich Spot Calls It Quits and Other Bay Area Closings

All of spring 2017’s closures around the Bay Area. Head [Read entire story]

The Essential Brunches of San Francisco

These places have the vibes, the food, and the drinks to turn any hangover around Oh, you’re not that into brunch, you say? Then you must not have lived in San Francisco very long. Indulging in the weekend meal is more [Read entire story]

San Jose’s Newest Boba Café Will Make Instagrammers’ Heads Explode

Square Bar Café knows what the people want San Diego’s popular Square Bar Café opens in San Jose (1154 Story Rd.) this Saturday (May 13), serving an endless parade of boba drinks, coffee and ice cream that was [Read entire story]

Boxing Room Will Swap Cajun Food for Spanish Cuisine

The new restaurant will be called Barcino Hayes Valley Cajun restaurant, Boxing Room, will transform into a Spanish restaurant called Barcino sometime this summer. The move follows opening Boxing Room chef Justin [Read entire story]

10 Last-Minute Mother’s Day Reservations You Can Still Make to Redeem Yourself

There’s time, but act fast No excuses if you’ve forgotten to fete your mom this Sunday, May 14 (ahem, Mother’s Day). There are still some reservations to be seized at restaurants so good that the woman who gave you [Read entire story]